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War of the Worlds! is the eighth strip in the Sonic Adventure story arc, first appearing in Issue 182 of Sonic the Comic.



In the ancient past, the newly created Chaos flexes his claws, marvelling at the sheer amount of power he feels from the Chaos Emeralds as Sonic and Tikal look on horror. Knuckles proceeds to lead his fellow Echidnas into driving the Drakon invaders from the city as the Great War begins. Sonic enters the fray to aid the Echidnas, desperately fighting Chaos' fear effect, hoping to destroy the monster there and then, Johnny's death still on his mind. As Sonic struggles within the belly of Chaos, Pochacamac uses the power of the Chaos Emeralds to transport Sonic back to the present day. With the monster weakened, the Echidnas seize their chance to attack. Back in the present, Knuckles and the remaining Freedom Fighters arrive at Robotnik's Retreat in search of the Chaos Emeralds, as does Chaos. Robotnik delights in the fact that they'll all be destroyed together, but muses upon the absence of Sonic. As if on cue, Sonic bursts out of Chaos' chest as the monster remembers what happened. Meanwhile, 8000 years earlier, the Echidnas recover after their battle with the Drakons. While Tikal muses upon Sonic's fate, Knuckles and Pochacamac consider how Knuckles remains alive in the future, the war and the uncertain future of the Echidna race.


  • The name of the strip is derived from HG Wells' classic science fiction story, The War of the Worlds.
  • The art style of the strip's name displayed on the first page bears a striking resemblance to the font used for the logo of Jeff Wayne's musical adaptation of the HG Wells story. This may or may not be intentional.


The previous Sonic the Hedgehog story was The Origin of Chaos!. The next story was Perfect Chaos!.